I'm not interested on what you're having for lunch or dinner!

Philippines
March 4, 2012 5:02am CST
I just don't get it why people would post on Facebook what they're having for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I mean what is so interesting with a cup of bubble tea? I have never taken pictures of food, unless it is something unique that is worth taking a picture of. But everyday food items? I just don't get it. The most absurd or silly picture that I have seen posted on Facebook is the ingredients of halo-halo (a Philippine dessert that has shaved ice, fruits and milk) deconstructed. Can anyone give me a sensible explanation on why people are posting even a cup of coffee on Facebook?
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21 responses
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Mar 12
I don't really see a point in it either. Maybe they have super boring lives and have the urge to post something...anything??? I have no idea. Lol. I barely go on facebook and when I do I just look at pictures of family that I haven't seen in a while. Thats all I use it for. My page is pretty darn boring because I am almost never on there! Lol. I am not a fan of that site, people tell their life stories and take pics of their stupid moments...
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I post something on my page on a quarterly basis if I feel like it. You're probably right that these people have super boring lives and post anything just to prove that something is going on with their lives. Thank you for your response.
• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Mar 12
Thank you for the best response!
• Ireland
4 Mar 12
Nope, no sensible explanation here lol. I might post it on Facebook the odd time if I have something particularly delicious or out of the ordinary, but it's usually not the only subject of that particular status update. Posting what you're eating, when you're eating regularly is turning FB into an obsessive behaviour if you ask me.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
That's my point. If it's something worth sharing like something no one has had and you're sharing it so that your friends can try it. But a burger?? C'mon.
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• Ireland
5 Mar 12
Very true anne lol. I've removed a few from my news feed and even a few from my friends list over ridiculous status updates. Some, I keep around for their yo-yo posts that keep me amused.
@ajalitus (127)
• United States
4 Mar 12
I agree. People just want to share a lot of silly info with everyone they know. Maybe they want their friends to see their experiences or something like that...but then again it's food. People do this with a lot of events on Facebook....nobody cares. This is partly why I stopped using Facebook. People just want something to talk about and what way is more annoying then telling everybody about an event that happens at least 3 times a day. I don't even see how others can comment on this...my response would be "So what?!?"
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
Having people comment on silly updates makes me shake my head even more! Thank you for your response.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
4 Mar 12
I can't figure out why people describe every detail of their day on there either. I wonder if it is just because they are running out of thoughts. I update my status from time to time but the food I eat or am eating is not something I share on there..lol.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I have a friend who updates like every five minutes. But then again, he's gay and has this delusion of being the next Rachel Zoe. I know him personally and I know why he keeps posting a lot on his page. It's because his life is sad in the real world and I'm not sure if he has real friends in the real world.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
4 Mar 12
You are not alone in your lack of interest in food! Millions are patronizing fast food outlets at great risk to their health for the same reason. Very few give a hoot as to nutrition or purity of the food they are ingesting every day. The proof of this is in the high percentage of obese, and even morbidly obese people whose children will be the first generation in hundreds of years who die younger than their parents!
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I saw a show on the TLC channel (is this redundant? Forgive me if it is) for their Extreme Makeover weight loss division. I was amazed at how one can get their weight to close to 500lbs in America! That is equivalent to four or five people here in my country. And the person they featured was only 23yrs old. And he weighed that much.
@angelako (280)
• Italy
4 Mar 12
I think they just want something to share everyday on facebook,always updated,though i dont like such things even my pictures i have so many pictures which turn months before i upload i become lazy or just dont want to show everything,whats happening in my life in facebook,but some people really love to do such,even how they feel everyday they post there so its normal for them and they enjoy it.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I also seldom post anything on my page. I just noticed the extra activity and people posting pictures of anything like crazy after I posted my pictures of my recent trip. Thanks for your response.
• Canada
4 Mar 12
Many people use facebook as a diary, they post everything they do in their status's I agree with you it's not necessary and it's crazy. I think that Facebook should limit the number of status's that can be posted in one day, this way we don't have to know what's for each meal, when people go to the bathroom, have a snack or breath.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I had to laugh when I read your post. I don't think that Facebook will limit the number of posts one can make in the website. Thanks for your response.
@mikeley (321)
4 Mar 12
i strongly agree with this because i have one friend that posts pictures of food every time he goes out for a meal. I have asked him why he does this and he just says cause it looks nice. Thats fair enough but then he takes pictures of just ordinary things like a burger or something like that. If he was to prepare and cook a unique meal and post a picture of that then i would be quite happy with that cause then it shows that he has pride in what has been created.
• Philippines
4 Mar 12
You're right about taking pictures of something that your friend is preparing. But definitely not ordinary food like burgers.
@garson (886)
• United States
19 Mar 12
The easiest thing you can do is just ignore it. If this person is on your list, you might consider delete this person off your friends' list. For some people, Facebook is a place where they can act or do whatever they please. It may amuse or annoy any posting that come across people's walls. I hardly post anything on my wall. Lots of time, posts/updates on other people's walls have not been appealing to me either. In my opinion, someone who updates about what he/she eats for lunch or dinner everytime has nothing to do, needs constant attention from people, is a kid or teenager, etc. A teenager might think this is retarded. A kid should not mess around with Facebook at all.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
13 Mar 12
back to the old assessment of why people do these and why people would seriously update everyone on their friends list about what they are having = that is because they have low social life and have more time to themselves and that has now become part of what they think is normal = to update everyone about the coffee, whether its starbucks, or an instant coffee. ha ha they think people care as to whatever they would take!
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Uh-oh... I always do that. ...and I can't think of better explanation. I just wanna share whatever it is that I'm doing (that is with a picture)
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
7 Mar 12
yeah I don't find those posts interesting either thankfully none of the people on my friends list ever posted anything like that maybe birthday photos and inspirational quotes once I had a friend kept posting angry remarks and I'm glad he deleted his fb it's weird these people actually make FB their diaries or something
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
7 Mar 12
I think it's just a way to make conversation. Granted they could come up with better ways but that may just be how they communicate with people. If you don't like that your best bet would just be to delete that person. If you like that person and don't want to delete them you may just have to put up with their quirks no matter what they are.
• United States
6 Mar 12
People are just posting what they feel like posting in the moment. I've posted I made homemade lasagna and the family loved it.. and that I love feeding my family. Some people post other stuff that I might not be interested in and I don't have to read it. Facebook is facebook.. it's not meant to be serious... we all use it for whatever purpose we want to. I mainly use facebook to promote my writing... but I also will post things that I find funny on the net.. and hit share. you might post something that someone else will scratch their head over.. it's just us all being people doing what we want to do on facebook. My daughter says what she is watching on TV... no interest to me.. but it's her right to post what is on her mind at the time... just as everyone else.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
people have various reasons. some wants to grab attention, others just want to share. for foodie lovers, it means a lot for them. its their wall after all and if you don't want any updates from them, FB now has an option to unsubscribe to your friends updates.
• United States
5 Mar 12
I have no idea. I am not interested in what people are having for lunch or dinner either. People post their meal choices on Facebook because they don't have anything better to do with their time.
• India
5 Mar 12
thats really crazy, u talk abt food, people tend to post damn everything they do, feel and wish on this FB....there is no explanation. its just addiction...when u r addicted then there is no explanation required....i have friends on FB saying good morning and good night on FB...its just simple crazy
• United States
5 Mar 12
They have very dull lives, perhaps? There are games on the Facebook where you check in wherever you are and let them know what you are doing. There are also games for food-loving folks, who do essentially the same thing, letting everyone know what they are eating. All of these games are an invasion of our lives, but so many do not see it. Why would I want it on the Internet that I am away from home? All I need is one person in my area who isn't quite honest and I could have my home robbed. Why would I want anyone to know what I like to eat? I may chat a bit, but I do not want anyone knowing my every move; it's a little too Big Brotherish for my taste.
@Metatronik (5911)
• Pasay, Philippines
5 Mar 12
I've seen that kind of people as well but I just ignore it because it is their life. It is just easy to ignore and sometimes if I don't like them seeing what they are posting of course I can customize it that I can no longer see that person's post. In my case I am not also posting the everyday food items like I've eaten tocino, tapa, hotdog then with rice and eggs. I am not also posting coffee, milk, milo and so on. I am only posting food that I've cooked especially during my birthdays even if no one asking for it. I am also posting the ingredients so I can still have the remembrance. Sometimes I am tagging some people but of course only for those who are interested.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
haha, you are not the first to complain about people who post those kind of post on facebook and you won't be the last, i'm sure. if it bothers you that much, don't read other people's posts on facebook if you can. better yet, don't log in on facebook. that's the perfect solution for that problem. good luck